Date(s) - 05/10/2018 - 30/11/2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Rua Red Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday 5 October at 6pm
Sven Anderson and Mit Jai Inn. Curated by Jennie Guy.
Field Recording is an exhibition of new works by artists Sven Anderson and Mit Jai Inn, exploring how we position ourselves in order to observe and react to complex events and stimuli that unfold around us. This show at Rua Red marks the first time the two artists have exhibited together.
The task of field recording, as a proposition to capture a dynamic, expansive, and situated sound environment, suggests the active trajectory of the exhibition. However, this brief is fulfilled by neither of the artists. Instead, the exhibition embarks with this title as a metaphor to approach the visual, displacing this task of field recording to the viewer. The syntax of the exhibition materialises through intersections between Anderson’s concise video assemblages and Jai Inn’s unfurling canvases. Between these forms is a field in which minute fluctuations of light, sound, colour and movement emerge as the primary protagonists. The tension between elusive video material barely contained within the flat monochrome of CRT screens, and the dimensionless, textured excess of warped canvases evolving through the space of the gallery develops its own topological drama, charting forms that slip between landscapes and mediascape.
The two artists’ works combine to form a sensorial infrastructure that activates a continuous periphery, always shifting beyond the frame, exploring a field that exceeds both surface and duration. Within this space, we witness an optimistic energy that demands that we reconsider events outside of the gallery space with this decentred strategy for apprehension close at hand.